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Information Processing Model

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How does the information processing approach to explaining cognitive development differ from Jean Piaget's model?

A

It keeps Piaget's stages but speeds them up because it is felt that Piaget underestimated infants and children.

B

It sees cognitive development as a slow, continuous growth of different skills, such as attention and memory, rather than as a series of distinct stages.

C

It believes that infants are born with the same cognitive tools, such as memory or attention, they need and that "cognitive development" is really learning how to use them.

D

If focuses on the role the social context and "experts" play in coaching cognitive development.

E

It accuses Piaget of being too focused on male and Western modes of thinking and leaves more space for collectivist and social impulses.